Tony Swartz is an experienced lawyer in Washington State. He has handled an estimated 10,000+ criminal cases in his collective career. He has also dealt with various types of other cases, including administrative law hearings, Superior Court cases, District Court cases, and more. In addition to his legal practice, he is recognized as an expert in the field and routinely teaches classes at both Central Washington University and Yakima Valley College. He is a member of the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and is a featured lawyer on Avvo.com's directory and various other lawyer websites.
Attorney (Law Office of Tony Swartz)
As a private attorney, Tony represents clients on a private basis with a focus on DUIs and misdemeanor crimes. In criminal courts, he represents clients charged with DUIs and other misdemeanors. He also focuses a small portion of his time on a civil practice in areas involving estate planning, businesses and nonprofits.
Pro Tem Judge
Tony serves as an occasional pro tem judge for District Court cases. His past work includes protection order/restraining order hearings, arraignments, contested infraction hearings, and small claims hearings. He also has experience as pro tem judge in longer hearings such as a 2 day jury trial.
City Prosecutor, Deputy County Prosecutor and Coroner
Prosecuted misdemeanors and probation violations in District Court for the State of Washington as a Deputy Prosecutor. Conducted on-call coroner investigations for Kittitas County deaths on a rotating basis as Deputy Prosecutor as well. As former City Prosecutor for the Cities of Cle Elum and Roslyn, Ellensburg and also Wapato, Tony has extensive experience in municipal court misdemeanors and probation violations.
Certified Law Clerk and Mediator
Prosecuted misdemeanors and probation violations for the State of Oregon. Completed independent bench trials, independent jury trials, and various motions/pleas/sentencing. Independently mediated small claims cases and co-mediated forced entry and detainer cases.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ARIDE course completion
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Test course completion
- Business Law and Nonprofit Law Wayfind Cohort - 2016
- Mediation Training - 2015
- National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Trial Skills - 2013
- Certificate in Dispute Resolution - Willamette University - 2012
- Law and Justice, Entrepreneur, and Management (College of Business) Instructor - Central Washington University
- Business Law Instructor - Yakima Valley Community College
Obtained a juris doctorate and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution. Led the Public Interest Law Project group as President, served on the Executive Committee of the Moot Court Board, and participated in various other extra-curricular activities.
Central Washington University
Obtained a bachelor of arts degree in Law and Justice. Participated in various extra-curricular activities, including founding CWU's mock trial team.
Recent Blog Posts
Understanding Miranda Rights in Kittitas County or Yakima County DUI cases
Probation Violations in Washington and Urine Tests
Understanding DUI Arrests in Kittitas County or Yakima County and Ignition Interlock Devices (IID)
Understanding Criminal Procedure and Arraignments in Kittitas or Yakima County
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Kittitas and Yakima County: Understanding Self-Incrimination